Forensic Audiology: A Guide for the Expert Witness

First Edition

Robert M. Traynor, Krista B. Traynor

Details: 354 pages, B&W, Softcover, 6" x 9"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-411-8

© 2024 | Available


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Forensic Audiology: A Guide for the Expert Witness is a unique book written for audiologists who are interested in broadening their practice to include acting as an expert witness in legal cases. While audiologists may feel that their training, experience, and specialization prepares them to become an expert witness, it is critical to have an understanding of the special processes, customs, etiquette, and tactics involved in the legal profession, and how to develop a forensic audiology practice.

The authors draw on their many years of experience and begin with an overview of the legal systems and the U.S. court system. The book also includes:

  • the rules of expert testimony
  • the structure of criminal and civil cases
  • the phases of discovery, deposition, and trial
  • the roles, responsibilities, and ethics involved in forensic audiology


"In short, Forensic Audiology, a 354-page book, covers every element that any audiologist needs to know about if they become an expert audiology witness in Canada and other countries. I would highly recommend this book, not only to learn about Forensic Audiology, but also to remind us how broad and encompassing our profession is."
—Marshall Chasin, AuD, in Canadian Audiologist Vol. 11, Issue 3, 2024

Foreword by Michael Metz, PhD

Prologue: The Struggle for Truth


Chapter 1. Introduction to Forensic Audiology

Chapter 2. The Rules of Expert Testimony

Chapter 3. The United States Court System

Chapter 4. The Structure of Criminal Cases

Chapter 5. The Structure of Civil Cases

Chapter 6. The Legal Report

Chapter 7. Discovery - Deposition - Trial

Chapter 8. Forensic Audiology Practice Development

Chapter 9. The Ethics of Expert Witnessing

Appendix A. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Code of Ethics–2023
Appendix B. American Academy of Audiology Code of Ethics–2023

Appendix C. Academy of Doctors of Audiology Code of Ethics–2023


Robert M. Traynor

Robert M. Traynor, EdD, MBA, FNAP, practiced audiology and interoperative monitoring in Greeley, Colorado, treating patients of all ages for 46 years. He is a frequent lecturer domestically and has lectured internationally in over 40 countries. Dr. Traynor is an Adjunct Professor of Audiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Salus University, and Rush University. Currently, he conducts audiology consulting and forensic audiology at Robert Traynor Audiology, LLC in Fort Collins, CO.

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Krista B. Traynor

Krista B. Traynor, MA, RAC-Emeritus, has extensive experience in the development of clinical trial strategies and protocols for Class II and III medical devices, in addition to numerous FDA product approval submissions, EU design dossiers, technical files, and international device registrations. Ms. Traynor has held administrative positions at Resound Corporation, Otologics, LLC (now Cochlear) and Sophono, Inc. (now part of Medtronic), and established Rocky Mountain Regulatory Consulting in 1997. In 2019, she joined Robert Traynor Audiology, LLC in the forensics department as the Director of Operations, assisting in expert witness testimony for audiovestibular injury, malpractice, and product liability cases.

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Strategic Practice Management: Business Considerations for Audiologists and Other Healthcare Professionals

Third Edition

Robert G. Glaser, Robert M. Traynor

Details: 768 pages, B&W, Hardcover, 7" x 10"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-014-1

© 2019 | Available

Medical-Legal Evaluation of Hearing Loss

Third Edition

Robert A. Dobie

Details: 419 pages, B&W, Hardcover, 7" x 10"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-714-5

© 2015 | Available